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Casting Announced for Sleeping BeautyValentine's Day Weekend


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#1 Helene

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 03:47 PM

I just received an email from Ballet Arizona announcing the following principal casting in the upcoming run of "The Sleeping Beauty" (reformatted):

Fri 2/12 8 pm,
Sun 2/14 2 pm

Princess Aurora: Paola Hartley
Prince Desire: Astrit Zejnati
Lilac Fairy: Kenna Draxton

Thu 2/11 8 pm,
Sat 2/13 8 pm

Princess Aurora: Ginger Smith
Prince Desire: Roman Zavarov
Lilac Fairy: Natalia Magnicaballi

Sat 2/13 2 pm
Princess Aurora: Chelsea Wilcox
Prince Desire: Shea Johnson
Lilac Fairy: Natalia Magnicaballi

The pdf for the complete cast list is here.

Daniel Baudendistel, who portrayed Don Quixote when I saw the production a few years ago, is cast as King Florestan. Elye Olson returns for Catalabutte, and Nancy Crowley for Carabosse.

Among the casting are the following Princess Florene/Bluebird pairs:

Jillian Barrell and Roman Zavarov (14)
Tzu-Chia Huang and Michal Wozniak (12,13M)
Chelsea Wilcox and Daniel Marshalsay (11,13E)

There's terrific casting throughout the run.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 04:02 PM

So many reasons to try to attend more than one performance! For those who haven't seen Jillian Barrell -- she's a great addition to the company. A highly-versatile dancer, her quick feet, space-devouring leaps, and strong presence make her a nice match for Mr. Zavarov's Bluebird. We are looking forward to a beautiful and exciting production. In addition, we welcome back to the roster Russell Clarke, returning after an injury.

It will be a great part of our Valentine's weekend.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:00 AM

Nice interview with Ginger Smith, one of Ballet Arizona's lovely Aurora's in upcoming "Sleeping Beauty": .


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